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The North Dakota Safety Council is a private non-profit organization supported through grants, donations, memberships and training. Our mission is to save lives by preventing injuries and deaths at work, on the roads, and in our homes and communities. With more than 1,000 member companies representing all sizes of all industries, the NDSC is an active participant in influencing safe work practices all across North Dakota.

 
 
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2016 Workers memorial day april 26 ndsc
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Thank You NDSC Members 

New Members as of 
February 8, 2016
Thank You NDSC Members 

New Members as of 
April 4, 2016
Brahama Group
Bright Futures Learning Center LLC
Cascade
D & E Supply Co.
Dacotah West Crane Service Inc.
Dallmann Construction
FLATIRONS DRILLING, INC
Hydratight
Ideal Aerosmith
Impact Dakota
Interstates Construction Services, Inc.
Keller Paving & Landscaping, Inc
McMillen Jacobs Associates
Ressler Siding and Windows
Sletten Excavating
Superheat FGH Services, Inc.
TEK Energy Services
TorcSill Foundations LLC
Winco Inc.


 
Renewing Members as of 
April 4, 2016
A. C. Dellovade, Inc.
Affinity Builders LLC
Agri-Valley
Azco, Inc.
AZZ SMS
Baranko Brothers, Inc.
Barr Engineering Company
Basaraba Excavating & Dirt Works LLC
Basin Filtration Systems
Benz Oil Co
Bismarck Public Schools
BNC National Bank
Bosch Lumber
BRC Construction
Capital City Construction
Checkers, Inc.
City of Dickinson
City of New Town
Colter Energy
Construction Engineers, Ltd.
Crary Industries
Dakota Fence Company - Bismarck
Dakota Growers Pasta Company
Dakota Medical Foundation
Dakota Prairie Grasslands (USFS)
Dakota Specialty Milling
Dakota Underground Company
Dietrichs of Grand Forks, Inc.
Double EE Service, Inc.
E & M Services LLC
Electrical Services
Electrical Technologies & Supply, Inc
Fargo Glass & Paint
Gateway Building Systems Inc
General Security Services
Grant's Mechanical, Inc.
Great Southwestern Construction
Haugen Masonry Contractor's, Inc.
Hebron Brick Supply
Holm Construction, Inc
Houston Engineering
Hunter Grain Company
Hydro Hot Shots
Industrial Contractors, Inc.
Integrity Windows & Doors
Interiors by France
Jessen Roofing Inc.
John Deere Electronic Solutions
K G Contracting Company, Inc.
Kalix
KBW Associates, Inc
Knutson Farm Service Inc.
Konecranes, Inc.
Kustom Machine, Inc.
Madison Ind Services Team LTD
Mariner Construction
Matrix Service Company
Mayo Construction Co.
McCody Concrete Products, Inc.
Mercer County Highway Dept.
Midway Machining, Inc.
Midwest Turbine Inspection, Inc.
Minnesota Valley Testing Lab - MVTL
Minot Automotive Center
Mohl Drilling, Inc.
Mondak Portables, LLC
Mountain States Environmental Services
ND School Boards Association
Nelson International
North Country Contracting
Northern Bottling Company
Optimal Field Services, LLC
Otis Elevator
Otter Tail Corporation
Pinky's Aggregates, Inc.
Power Services Company
Pro-Foam Insulation
Prolandscapers
PS Door Services
Purity Oilfield Services
Quam Construction Co Inc
R & K Contractors, Inc.
Rapid Fire Protection Inc
Red Trail Energy, LLC
Rud Oil Company
RV Enterprises
RWW Quantum Inc.
S & A Safety, LLC
Sabin Metal West Corp
Saulsbury Industries
Scheck Industries, Inc.
Scherr's Cabinet & Doors, Inc.
Scott's Electric, Inc.
Sioux Manufacturing Corporation
Six D Construction
St. Gerard's Community of Care
Summers Manufacturing Company
Sumter Transport
Sure Foot Corporation
Swanberg Construction, Inc.
T F Powers Construction Company
T.C. Edwards
Team Industrial Services, Inc.
Titan Electric Inc
Traill County Highway Department
Turbine Master, Inc.
Twin City Roofing
United Blood Services
Valley Truck Parts & Service Inc.
Viant Crane, LLC
WBI Energy
Wells Concrete
Western Products, Inc.
Wilson Construction, Inc.

 


Flagger Training

Working to Raise Awareness on Distracted Driving Month

April 28, 2016 - Thousands have died in car crashes involving cell phone use. The National Safety Council (NSC), the North Dakota Safety Council (NDSC), and North Dakota State University (NDSU) Athletics want to empower you to put safety first and take back your drive. According to the NSC, 80% of drivers mistakenly believe hands-free devices are safer than handheld but studies show hands-free devices don't make drivers any safer as the brain remains distracted by the conversation.


Help the NSC, the NDSC, and NDSU's Carson Wentz spread the message on the dangers of distracted driving by downloading free distracted driving materials found below.

  • Tip Sheet: Myth or Fact
  • Poster: What's More Important
  • Poster: Do You See What We See
  • Infographic: Avoid the Dash
  • Infographic: Hands-free is Not Risk-free
  • Infographic: Driving Down Distraction
  • Infographic: The Great Multitasking Lie
  • You can pledge to your children, your coworkers, or other loved ones that you will be an attentive driver. Help us get the word out and take the pledge to drive cell free today, because distracted driving is not just a topic for April.


    National Fall Prevention Stand Down: May 2-6

    April 27, 2016 - Fall prevention safety standards were among the top 10 most frequently cited OSHA standards during fiscal year 2014. Join the NDSC and OSHA for the 2016 National Safety Stand-Down happening May 2-6, 2016. 

     

    The purpose of OSHA's National Fall Prevention Stand-Down is to raise awareness of fall hazards in construction. Fatalities caused by falls from elevation continue to be a leading cause of death for construction workers. Those deaths were preventable.

     

    Go to www.osha.gov/StopFallsStandDown to find free resources such as fact sheets, posters, wallet cards, videos and more.

     

    Take time at your next staff meeting or safety break to talk about safety and preventing falls in your workplace.


    NDSC Shows Commitment to Raising Awareness

    April 25, 2016 - To raise awareness about the dangers of distracted driving, many North Dakota Safety Council (NDSC) staff members participated in the Run 4 Change Deutscher Family Memorial on Saturday, April 23rd.

    The NDSC is proud to take part in such a great event that encourages North Dakota to make positive changes when it comes to personal responsibility and safety on our roads. The Run 4 Change annual event was a great way to spend time together outdoors, get exercise, and also pay tribute to all those who have been impacted by drinking and driving

    If you missed this event, but would still like to help improve awareness of the consequences associated with destructive decisions behind the wheel, you can attend the Drive to Survive event on Sunday, May 15th. For more information go to: www.facebook.com/drivetosurvivemandan.

    NDSC Participates in Run4Change 


    New England Students to Receive
    Free Driver Safety Training

    April 18, 2016 – In 2014, one North Dakota teen driver was involved in a crash every three hours.* To help prevent teen driver fatalities among their students, New England Public School has partnered with the North Dakota Safety Council and State Farm to provide free driver safety training to their high school students.

    Alive at 25 is a Defensive Driving Course designed to reduce traffic related injuries and fatalities for young drivers. The course is typically offered for $50, but thanks to special funding from State Farm, students from New England High School can attend at no charge. This course is a program of the NDSC that addresses inexperience, distractions, and peer pressure. Students will gain awareness and develop strategies to reduce their risk of being involved in a fatal car crash.

    “Our goal is to get Alive at 25 to as many young drivers as possible, before a crash and before another teen dies on our roadways,” says Terry Weaver, NDSC traffic safety coordinator.

    The course will be taught by on duty North Dakota Highway Patrol Troopers and will take place April 22 at New England High School from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

    *2014 ND Crash Summary, ND Department of Transportation


    MSHA Calls for Focus During ‘Deadly’ Month of April
     
    April 8, 2016 - The Mine Safety and Health Administration is calling for increased focus on safety during April, one of the deadliest months of the year for the mining industry.

    The agency launched its “Think, Plan, Train…Before You Begin Work!” initiative March 29 for both metal and non-metal mines.

    Since 2000, 50 miners have died in April, as many mines resume operations after idle winters – often with new workers, according to MSHA.

    A new alert from the agency reminds mine operators to do the following:

    • Implement safe work procedures.
    • Adhere to manufacturers’ recommendations.
    • Secure equipment to prevent it from moving.
    • Discuss hazards and mitigate them before work begins.
    • Inform workers of hazards.
    • Conduct training.
    • Keep training current.

    In a March 31 blog post, MSHA chief Joseph A. Main tells the story of a 58-year-old truck driver who died in April 2014 after he was struck by an excavator that was loading his truck. An MSHA investigation found that the mine operator did not train truck drivers and excavator operators on safe loading procedures.

    The initiative is part of MSHA’s larger plan for reducing deaths. Mine inspectors are distributing safety alerts to miners, mine operators, industry stakeholders and training representatives.

    “Our ‘Think, Plan Train… Before You Begin Work!’ alert will help make sure we all stay laser focused on preventing the deadly consequences that April has historically brought,” Main said in a press release.


    NDSC, Dickey County Health Bring Crucial Safety Training to Region

    April 4, 2016 – From 2009 through 2014, 558 North Dakota residents died due to falls, making falls the third leading cause of injury-related death in our state. Of the 558 fatalities, 89 percent of the victims were older than 65. To help reduce fall-related injuries for this age group, Dickey County Health District and the North Dakota Safety Council are partnering to host Stepping On workshops in both Ellendale and Oakes.

    Stepping On is a community-based fall prevention workshop targeted for adults ages 60 and older, but is open to all adults with a heightened risk of falling. The workshops will be held every Tuesday from April 5 through May 17. Workshops in Oakes will take place from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and in Ellendale from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. For more information or to register call (701) 349-4348.

    Stepping On is proven to achieve up to a 30 percent reduction in falls in communities where the program is effectively implemented. Using adult education principles in a small group setting, older adults will learn specific knowledge and skills to prevent falls. Mutual support and success builds participants’ confidence in their ability to manage their own health behaviors so they can reduce their risk of injury and remain independent.

    “The Stepping On program is considered one of the most effective fall prevention programs available. And with the support of the NDSC, we will be able to give participants all of the tools they need to help prevent fall-related injuries,” says Laurie Wang, Director of Nursing for Dickey County Health District and Stepping On program leader.

    The NDSC is sponsoring all materials and equipment needed for the participants to successfully complete the program.

    “Our mission is to save lives and prevent injuries throughout the state of North Dakota. Partners like Dickey County Health District, who exude a passion for helping North Dakota residents, are key to the success of our safety initiatives,” says Peter Pomonis, NDSC home and community coordinator.


    April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month

    March 31, 2016 - The National Safety Council (NSC) estimates that one in four car crashes involve cell phone use, whether using a hand-held or hands-free device. While many drivers honestly believe they are making the safe choice by using a hands-free device, it's just not true. Research has found that as mental workload and distractions increase reaction time slows, brain function is compromised, drivers scan the road less and miss visual cues, potentially resulting in drivers not seeing items right in front of them including stop signs and pedestrians.

    Distractions not only include phone calls, texts, and emails but also GPS systems, computers, applying makeup, eating, and updating social media. All of these tasks take our focus off the road and create potentially dangerous situations for ourselves and others sharing the road with us.
     
    To raise awareness about the dangers of distracted driving, the North Dakota Safety Council (NDSC) is joining the NSC in observing April as Distracted Driving Awareness Month. Help spread the message by downloading these free tools:

    The NDSC encourages you to participate in the following events aimed at improving awareness of the consequences associated with destructive decisions behind the wheel:

    Please join us and take the pledge to never drive distracted.


    News You Can Use

    New DOT working group to analyze safety grants
    April 22, 2016 – The Department of Transportation has created a working group to study how it distributes grant funding to states for large truck and bus safety initiatives.

    FRA announces changes to bridge safety program
    April 22, 2016 – The Federal Railroad Administration has bolstered its bridge safety oversight program in an effort to protect rail workers and the public.

    Shift work may pose greater risk to women: study
    April 22, 2016 – Women are more likely than men to be affected by the adverse ramifications of shift work, a new study out of England suggests.

    MSHA issues safety alert on stockpiles
    April 22, 2016 – The Mine Safety and Health Administration has released a safety alert in response to seven stockpile incidents involving dozers in 2015.

    OSHA: Petitions for review of silica rule to be consolidated
    April 22, 2016 – Petitions that request a review of OSHA’s recently issued rule on silica exposure will be consolidated in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit Court.

    BLS: Worker death rate rises in 2014; number of fatalities highest in 7 years
    April 22, 2016 – The U.S. workplace fatality rate increased in 2014 – the first time it has done so since 2010, according to finalized data released April 21 by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

    For the full stories, visit the NDSC's News Page.

     


     

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